This remote eastern province is a half day’s drive and a whole world away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.  If there’s a single word to describe Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villasa place to bring your dog with you, if you like. Centara wants you to feel so comfortable, they made this Thailand’s most pet-friendly beach resort. Take your dog for a walk by the ocean, through the garden, even to lunch or dinner with you in the open-air restaurant (advance booking required). The resort staff certainly understand; they put pet washing and grooming tools in front of every villa. If your dog isn’t too large, it can even stay in your room with you.

Whether or not you bring your poodle or Pomeranian, the resort provides plenty of ways to relax and recharge. The palm-covered hills of Koh Chang lie across the strait; you can take a boat there or to Koh Kood. Enjoy the infinity pool and a traditional Thai massage in the resort’s spa. Stroll the 800-metre stretch of beach out your front door, shaded by the casuarina pines waving in the breeze.

Snorkeling equipment or a kayak are available free of charge.

Centara Chaan Talay Resort & Villas comprises of 44 units of suites and villas each has its own living room, and a balcony or terrace,  one food and beverage outlet ‘ Azure restaurant‘, and  meeting facilities , surrounded by the tropical jungle. And even out here in the unblemished hinterland, you can get free Wi-Fi.